ERIC Number: ED041727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Piagetian Studies: Effect of Sub-Cultural Pressure in Quantification Upon Task Performance.
Buell, Robert R.
This paper examines recent research for differences on rate of conservation achievement between the subcultures: (1) rural vs. urban-suburban, (2) white vs. black, (3) subculture of poverty vs. middle class WASP, and (4) lower vs. middle socioeconomic status. The author concluded from his examination of research that: (1) among middle-class whites there appears to be no significant difference between urban-suburban and rural children of ages 6, 7, and 8 on conservation of weight and substance; (2) indicators of the effect of combination of low socioeconomic status and subculture on ability to conserve suggest a need for deeper study throughout a school system (Headstart to Grade 12); (3) the low pressure to quantify which exists in black communities must be sought for more extensively and intensively in the Grade 1 through 8 sequence; (4) grade-placement volume and falling ball disjunction) are necessary for readiness, will need to differ by the time Grade 8 is reached if the low pressure for quantification is not corrected. (BR)
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Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (43rd, Minneapolis, Minn., March 5-8, 1970)